Too many things are happening in Bratislava these days! In May, one of our favorite month, there is no weekend without a single event and after checking out this list, you will have difficulties to choose your favorite thing! Happy reading :)
The food market in the Old Market Hall (Stara Trznica) is held every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Seasonal foods grown and produced by farmers and small producers from around Bratislava can be found here, as well as quality specialties from more distant countries. The market is regularly accompanied by various bazaars – antiques, books, clothes or vinyl – that are periodically rotated and can be found on the first floor. More info.
If you are looking for a perfect start of your weekend, here’s a great tip: each Friday evening, an aperitivo is held in Pane & Olio Bistro, a showroom with Italian food and tasting of traditional dishes mainly from the Tuscany region. Delicious food, yummy drinks and Italian wine are surely a great option, whether you want to get yourself in a party mood or just want to have a great dinner time :) More info.
Polish Club in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Bratislava invites you to this cultural event dedicated to Poland. The event is going to be held in Eurovea Galleria Shopping Center. There will be live music, performances from the theater in polish city Wrocla and attractions for children but also for the adults. Let§s experience something new! Facebook event.
MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS SHOW AT THE DEVIN CASTLE
The very first picnic session in this year with an all day program for you and your children. Many competitions, games and also the traditional contest in baking where you have a chance to win a picnic basket. This time you need to prepare the traditional Slovak cake called “Bábovka”. Good luck! :) Facebook event.
In the streets of BRATISLAVA there will be held the 4th annual fashion venue under the name “Fashionmarš”. Its aim is to show the work of Slovak designers and demonstrate the latest trends in this area. This fashion event belongs definitely to one of the most attractive ones in Bratislava, and brings together people interested in the world of fashion and design. The parade of models, dancers, musicians and well known people from the world of fashion and design starts at 17:00 in KC Dunaj. Facebook event.
Try the typical Vietnamese soup, soak up the scents and colors of one of the most beautiful cities in the world Hanoi. Or you can relax in Nha Trang with it´s beautiful white beaches. This interesting event will be held in KC DUNAJ and accompanied by Katrin Abou Naboutová who loves traveling and exploring new cultures. Facebook event.
BODYWORKOUT IN ENGLISH
Gain muscles with a great fitness instructor who will help you work on your whole body muscles and help you lose weight. More than that, you will get the best price in the city – starting already from 1,7 € per training! This training is structured for men but women can also attend it – check the details here.
Which movies meant more for the world as their authors at that time were thinking? During this evening you will have a chance to find out interesting facts about the history of cinema and movies. The editor of the portal kinema.sk Petr Konecny will be more than welcome to answer the questions about who filmed the first horror movie, erotic film, sci-fi movie or action blockbuster. Facebook event.
AFTERWORK MEETING – SUMMER OPENING
The official Summer Session opening of Meet-ups in ADRO coffee&bar. The event is hosted by ‘Eurobubble Bratislava’ which is the community of young professionals interested in Foreign and European Affairs. Facebook event.
5. – 7.5.
9th annual municipal open air festival held at the Danube river. Many concerts of the best local bands, handmade markets and interesting sessions. That’s one of the favorite venues in Bratislava. Free entry! Facebook event.
A great music experience in KC DUNAJ! Electronica and indie hits by the band “Half White Half Blue“ and DJs Diablo & Krto who will make you dance all night long. Facebook event.
FLEA MARKET ON DRIENOVA STREET
Not only clothes but also antiques, handmade products, plates, books, paintings and rediscovered treasures from the attic. Of course a pleasant atmosphere and an area with refreshments for children during the whole day. That’s the every first Saturday on Drienová 16 street, an event known as „Burzoblsak.” Facebook event.
ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
7.5. – 20.5.
In Kafe Scherz, you can enjoy a real atmosphere of the world championship in ice hockey. HD projector and HD connection will make sure that you won’t miss any second of the game! Facebook event.
INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EXHIBITION
10. – 12.5.
This exhibition presents the defence capabilities of the Slovak Republic with regards to its long-term development, including the armed forces. The most advanced military technology, equipment for the protection and safety and dynamic demonstrations are the part of this international event. The main theme of the 6th edition exhibition will be the modernization of military, police and intelligence agencies, which reflect the current international situation Schengen and the Presidium of the Council of the EU on 01.07.2016. More info.
Do you want to socialise, have some fun and meet people from all over the world? This party regularly organized by Internationals Bratislava in The Club is a place to do so! The whole party will be in a Hawaii style. Facebook event.
THE NETWORKING EVENT
A business networking event accompanied by a non-formal atmosphere. A great opportunity to make new connections and meet interesting people. You can participate only based on a personal invitation by the host. More info.
BRITISH-ROCK THEMED PARTY
“God rock the queen” is the name of this authentic party. British but also American rock hits performed by the headliner of the evening band “That’s Live”! International group of musicians from USA, UK and Slovakia. They will perform the best hits from Beatles, Pharrell Williams, U2, Oasis or James Brown. Another live band is called Electric Flash and is more focused on classic rock like Rolling Stones, Queen or Eric Clapton. Let’s rock together! Facebook event.
FLEA MARKET ON OBCHODNA STREET
At this lovely market venue you will find not only clothes, but also variety of antique treasures and rare stuff that will certainly delight you. If you have many things that you don’t want to keep anymore at home, then you can also participate as a retailer. The price for the stand is 10 €. There is no admission for the visitors. Facebook event.
OPEN IMPROV JAM VOL.2
Come for an entertaining evening of improv comedy games and fun, watch the Level 1 graduates perform and later join, all in a safe, supportive environment! All experience levels are welcome! Put your name in the ‘Hat of Dare’ and names will be randomly selected. If you are not ready to perform, you are welcome to just come and watch and cheer on the brave souls. Free entrance! Get more info here.
STREET FOOD PARK VOL. 5
18. – 21.5.
The fifth edition of the Street Food Park Bratislava will kick-off in mid May! Come and join other food fans at the square in front of our Old Market Hall for yummy street food and great outdoor atmosphere! There will be a nice variety of street food vendors who will offer you burgers, hot-dogs, gyoza, pull pork, bear soup, fish & chips, sandwich, tempura, burrito, “párance”, coffee and more. Facebook event.
QUIZ NIGHT IN ENGLISH
A calling for all the knowledge craving quizzers – clear your schedule, it is QUIZ time! Teams of 4 will be competing in a quiz at Pub u Zeleneho stromu. All questions will be in English and designed for international audience. Welcome drink is included. Come and test your brain cells while meeting new people and enjoying couple of drinks. Advance registration is necessary via firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrance: 5 €. More info.
18. – 31.5.
The annual spring event where you can participate and help to clean green areas and other public spaces. In addition to embroidered selected sites, the project aims to promote the idea of high quality and conceptual care of public spaces in Bratislava. This year the focus is on areas in the Old Town of Bratislava. Facebook event.
NOUVELLE VAGUE IN BRATISLAVA
The band originally from French became famous mainly due to their cover versions of well-known hits, such as Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division or Just Can not Get Enough by Depeche Mode .You have an opportunity to see them performing live in Stará tržnica (Old Market Hall)! More info.
LIQUID FUNK JAM SESSION
Something utterly new on the CZ/SK DNB scene, with the intention of bringing it to the best jazz bar in Bratislava Rustique – one with its own, charming charisma. Come and enjoy this atypical DNB party; or rather a Liquid funk JAM Session with a live band. Wicked! This event is also one of the first warm ups for THE Biggest DNB open air festival in Slovakia called TRIDENT FESTIVAL 2016 / Duchonka, Slovakia. So come on board and enjoy the vibezzzz! Entry: 5 €. Official Facebook event.
FOOD REVOLUTION DAY
20. – 22.5.
Food Revolution Day is a challenge for nurseries, schools, organizations, companies, communities or individuals to dedicate their time and attention on this day (as well as other days) to ingredients and food they are eating, to share their experience with others, share recipes or tips how to eat healthier and be more responsible about the food. There will be regular farmer’s market accompanying the Food Revolution Day program on Saturday at Stará Tržnica (Old Town Market) and all around Slovakia. It will include different activities for children and grown-ups. The main theme will be an all-day discussion board about school catering. The detailed schedule and topics covered in discussion will be announced here.
THE WHITE PARTY
Afrobeats, RnB, hip hop, dancehall, kizomba, Afro D dancers, Mazvfrica Fashion show (Clothes with a statement), Twerk o’clock and a dress code: white color! A special drink called “The Bawss” will be offered to the participants who come between 20:00 – 24:00 and will be all dressed in white. All cocktails 3,50 €! Find more info here.
DANCING HALL IN KC DUNAJ
Dance to a colorful mixture of world genres like reggae, dancehall, electro swing, rock ‘n’ roll, twist, Balkan beats and sound gipsy! The show with various DJs starts at 9 pm, entry is 5 €. Facebook event.
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
Bratislava museums and galleries will open their doors and „hidden chambers“ to public on Saturday, 21st May. The visitors will be able to visit them until late night hours and admire all the exhibitions. You only need to pay a one-time fee (2 €) in the first institution and will be able to enter all the museums/galleries on the list (over 20 in Bratislava). Children up to 6 years have free entry. With your ticket, you can also have a free ride on the special train „Vlacik Blavacik“ from 11 am to 11 pm – trains will run each hour on this circle: Slovak National Museum Vajanského nábrežie – Slovak National Gallery Rázusovo nábrežie – Museum at Žižkova ulica – Castle – Hotel IBIS – Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall) – Slovak National Museum Vajanského nábrežie. The whole list of all the museums, galleries and program is available here.
DEPECHE MODE PARTY
Are you a fan of Depeche mode music? Than you should not be missing this Saturday in KC Dunaj. The main stage will belong to this legend from Great Britain and on the other stage you can enjoy electropop, synthpop, synth and indiepop. More info.
SLOVAK FOOD FESTIVAL
27. – 29.5.
Imagine the best restaurants serving food to everybody to taste. This is what this annual event regularly held at the Bratislava castle is called. Free entry for everybody makes it a must-see place if you happen to visit this city at the end of May. You need to buy special vouchers which will serve as money to buy food. Caterers not only from Slovakia but also the neighborhood Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic come to present their cuisines from around the world. Check more info here.
ANDREA RIEU IN BRATISLAVA
André Rieu, one of the most popular live artists in the world, is coming to Bratislava! His repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes. Together with his 6O-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra he will perform at the Ondrej Nepela Arena. Facebook event.
27. – 29.5.
Urban Market is the trade show of fashion, design, jewellery, accessories and creativity in many different ways. The spring edition of the event is traditionally held within Bratislava days of architecture and design. Facebook event.
The talented singer Barbara Weiss and her band are coming to the Rustique bar. Barbara is going to sing duets with Daniel Kapitán, and RNB singer from a local band Prešporskí Junáci. Facebook event.
PICNIC BY BATA GENTLEMEN’S CLUB
The spring session of Baťa Gentlemen’s Club picnics will be held in Sad Janka Krala (near the Aupark shopping mall) with a lot of fun, great food and a badminton tournament. Feel free to bring your musical instruments, board games and any sport equipment. Don’t forget to bring your picnic baskets, brightly colored blankets and everything necessary for a good picnic – and of course, snacks that you enjoy the most! The picnic starts at 1 pm (near the Gothic tower). Facebook event. PS: in the same time, on the same place, there will be another very similar picnic organized by another group which will join Baťa GC’s picnic and thus create an even bigger event :)
AN EVENING OF TRUE STORIES
Share (and listen to) true stories in the most useful, honest, supportive, inspiring and transformational way. Anyone who wants to share their story can do so for 5 – 7 min and tell true tales about life, experiences, passion, goals, taboos, cultures, romance, adversity – you name it. Every true story is an opportunity to learn something about others, ourselves and has the potential to make a difference to our understanding of the world around us. Sounds interesting? Come join our very first session. Bring friends if you want but above all, bring ears to listen, a mouth to tell and a heart to feel. More info.
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.